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St. Louis Fan Confidence Poll, Week Three: The Rams Pull Ahead, The Cardinals Blow Another Late-Inning Lead

This week's Fan Confidence Polls are in, and surprisingly enough they show that the Rams have picked up their first victory a few months ahead of schedule. 

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The Rams continued to jump ten points a week, moving from 42 in week one to 62 this week. With the offseason about to give way to the preseason, and Sam Bradford talking about talking about a contract the Rams have ridden low expectations and limited opportunities for mistakes to the top of the St. Louis Fan Confidence Polls. There's something to be said for executing what needs to be executed, however little that entails in early July. 

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The Blues slip to second place on gradually eroding fan confidence, as the Jaroslav Halak deal moves further from the spotlight. Their bizarre decision to lock up limited tools goof Brad Winchester only underscored their decision to stay out of the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes. In their case, then, no news was bad news—the slide from 66 to 61 let the Rams slip in at the top. 

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But nobody collapses like the Cardinals collapse. This week Cardinals fans made like Ryan Franklin and snatched defeat from victory's typically loose jaws, falling from 56 to 41, the lowest score of any St. Louis team to date. Their first-half-ending series victory at Houston should push some people back from the ledge, but the Cardinals have clearly got some shattered confidence to rebuild. 

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